Fish and Chips Southern Style
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A tasty meal that's healthy for you
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • Crappie fillets (cleaned, deboned, cut-up)
  • Batter mixture
  • ½ cup self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup self-rising corn meal
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning
  • Bread crumb mixture
  • 1¼ cups bread crumbs
  • 2½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 2½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2½ teaspoons Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning
  • Egg wash
  • 1 jumbo egg
  • ½ cup milk
  1. For the batter mix ½ cup self-rising flour, ¼ cup self-rising corn meal, 2 tablespoons garlic salt, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning together in a large, plastic zip-lock bag. In a shallow casserole dish, mix together 1¼ cups bread crumbs, 2½ teaspoons onion powder, 2½ teaspoons garlic powder, and 2½ teaspoons Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning. In a small dish, combine 1 jumbo egg and ½ cup milk to make an egg wash.
  2. One at a time put the fillets in the flour mixture in the bag. Make sure they are completely coated and then shake off an excess coating. Place on a plate to set until all fillets are coated. After they set, dip each in the egg wash and then in the crumb mixture.
  3. Put half the fillets on a baking sheet that is lightly brushed with olive oil. The other half of the fillets sat aside to fry. Before placing the fillets in the oven, lightly brush them with melted butter. Put them in a preheated 350-degree oven for 6 minutes. Test for doneness and then return to oven on broil for a couple of minutes to finish crisping the fillets.
  4. For the fried fish, cook in a skillet on medium high heat with a splash of olive oil. Cook on each side about 3 to 4 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillet. Place on paper towels to drain.
  5. Serve with homemade French fries for a Fish and Chips Southern Style meal. You can also serve with a dish of delicious cole slaw.
  6. The amount of ingredients and cook time will vary depending on the type and size of fish you are cooking. You can adjust it to fit your needs.
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